THE HSK-FLEX. FROM RÖHM.
The first modular tool clamp from RÖHM allows faster customer-specific solutions
The HSK-FLEX is a tool clamp for automatic clamping machines with a spindle drive. It is installed directly into the machine tool spindle, i.e. into the rotor of the drive motor, which is designed as a hollow shaft for this purpose. Designed in particular for milling machines that operate at high speeds, it is equipped with the HSK tool holder clamping head.
Two features distinguish the HSK-FLEX:
It is the first modular tool clamp from RÖHM. It can be quickly configured for various lengths and contour of spindles. The HSK-Flex therfore eliminates an engineering bottle neck in new machine and ugrade design.
Secondly, if offers the complete the range of HSK clamping heads from RÖHM.
Automated metal-cutting machines (e.g., milling machines, grinding machines, woodworking machines and CNC machining centers)
Other automation applications with HSK clamping and exchange components
Device for automatic clamping and changing of the tool in the tool spindle
Initial and subsequent equipping of tool spindles with customized individual length and inner contour
Faster design, production and delivery possible thanks to configured to order rather than engineered to order tool clamps
Equipping of even very small tool spindles possible – shorter overall length compared to conventional tool clamping systems
Thanks to the specially designed HSK clamping set, less machining on the spindle rotor is necessary for integration
Less wear on the tool spindle in the application
Clamping of the tool with a much lower spring force to achieve the same pull force on the tool holder
Same performance and service life as conventional tool clamps
Excellent price-performance ratio
FROM XS TO XL: RANGE OF OVERALL LENGTHS OF THE HSK-FLEX
450 mm* – 800 mm
* 30% shorter, up to 72 cm, than conventional designs
Pre-engineered modules are combined to create a customized assembly.
Tool clamps often constitute a supply bottleneck when equipping machines. Due to their complexity, they are not kept in stock. In particular, however, machine builders have to wait when special lengths are required. Not so at RÖHM. Based on the realization that not everything on a tool clamp has to be individual, it was converted into a modular system. It allows the pre-production of individual components and their efficient assembly into an individual end product. The HSK-FLEX consists of four components.
The HSK-FLEX provides access to top-class clamping sets
An HSK interface is an HSK interface, you might think, because there is a standard that regulates everything. But it doesn’t. Only the geometries of the clamping set's inner contour and the tool's outer contour are standardized. For example, how the clamping set is designed in detail is a up to the manufacturer. From a mechanical point of view, HSK clamping sets from RÖHM are in a class of their own. The HSK-FLEX provides access to this technology.
Shorter than other tool clamps
Short tool spindles are a particular challenge. Conventional tool clamps reach their technical limitations here: Clamping units need a certain minimum length to generate the necessary spring force. With the HSK-FLEX, it is much shorter. Combined with the special clamping of the HSK clamping set from RÖHM, this allows for shorter overall lengths.